Biography of Ursula Le Guin

Ursula K. Le Guin, née Kroeber, is a celebrated, prolific American writer, known primarily for her literary contributions to the genres of science fiction and fantasy. To date, she has published seven books of poetry, twenty-two novels, over a hundred short stories (collected in eleven volumes), four collections of essays, twelve books for children, and four volumes of translation. In terms of accolades, she is the recipient of dozens of literary awards; among them are nineteen Locus Awards, five Nebula Awards, and five Hugo Awards. In addition to these accomplishments, Le Guin was also a Pulitzer Prize finalist and, in 2000, the United States Library of Congress named her a “Living Legend”. Her most popular works include the Earthsea series and her Hainish Cycle series.  

Study Guides on Works by Ursula Le Guin

A Wizard Of Earthsea is a fantasy novel written for young adults by American author Ursula K. Le Guin. It was first published in 1968 by a small publishing house called Parnassus. Early concepts for the book were explored in two short stories,...